The number of smartphone users in EU5 (Spain, Germany, Italy, France and the UK) increased 30% in 2012 reaching 136.2 million, according to Comscore’s MobiLens service.
December 2012 marked the first time that smartphone penetration surpassed the 50% mark in all of the European countries.
Measured against an EU5 average 57% smartphone penetration, Spain led the rankings with 66% of mobile users owning a smartphone, followed by the UK at 64%.
Both France and Italy were slightly below the EU5 average with smartphone ownership at 53%, with Germany concluding the rankings at 51%.
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